Drug Treatment Effectiveness Dependent on Phase of Addiction

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As reported in the article “Effectiveness of addiction drugs depends on phase of addiction” (6/30) by MedicalNewsToday, there is no “one size fits all” approach to drug treatments and addiction. The study, from University of Cambridge, showed that prescribing medication for addiction could actually only be effective in specific phases of addiction. Today, medication is prescribed for all addicts, regardless of their personal histories or the extent of their addiction. The study concluded that addiction isn’t just a neurochemical problem - but more of a “convergence” of a variety of factors that can lead to addiction. The study used 40 male rats to test the efficacy of pharmacotherapies on substance abuse addicts in various stages of addiction.

Rats were first trained to administer their own food, as well as cocaine-laced water with a lever. Each rat was given a-fluphenthixol (dopamine blocker) straight into their brain. From there, drug-seeking behavior began to fall for most rats - except the impulsive rats. Rats in the earliest phases of their addiction didn’t see much help from medication, but benefited more from therapy. Addicts with the longest history of substance abuse saw the greatest improvement, showing that addiction is both a biochemical and psychological issue. If you or someone you care about is suffering from any kind of substance abuse problem, there is help. Harbor Village, a luxury rehab in Southern Florida, specializes in helping patients overcome their unique circumstances and feature individualized treatment plans.

Whether someone suffering from a alcohol dependency or any other drug, it is highly important to seek the professional counseling and assistance found at a qualified detox center such as Harbor Village. A 24/7 medically supervised facility, Harbor Village allows each client to receive private drug rehab in a luxury, state-of-the art environment. Located in South Florida, clients are welcomed with upscale accommodations including a suite with satellite television, 30,000 square feet of outdoor lounge area, spa, salon, massage and acupuncture services, Internet and NetFlix access, nutritious, gourmet dining, private limo pickup and transportation to anywhere in Florida and a results proven plan for recovery. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a tour or our luxury detox facility visit HarborVillageFlorida.com or call 855-290-426.

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